Reporters in North Korea/Enterprise/"Just Like Family"/Batwa

Reporters in North Korea One of the two American journalists imprisoned in North Korea is from Sacramento. Laura Ling, who was raised in Carmichael, and her colleague Euna Lee were arrested in March and last week, they were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor. Experts say they might be used, at least in part, as bargaining chips for North Korea in its long-running conflict with the U.S. Today on Insight, we'll talk with a former school friend of Laura Ling's, as well as a local professor who's studied North Korea and a local student who recently returned from a visit there.

Enterprise Zones California's enterprise zones are supposed to create businesses and, in turn, jobs in economically depressed areas. How is that working out? A new study by the Public Policy Institute of California says not well enough and it's costing the state a lot of money. Why aren't enterprise zones creating more jobs? And what should be done about it? We'll talk with the report's author.

"Just Like Family" Many American families have nannies and yet little is know about the profession. What is life like for nannies? How are they treated by families that employ them, and what impact do they have on the children they care for? All of this is the topic of a new book by Tasha Blaine, a writer and former nanny who live in Sacramento. She'll tell you about "Just Like Family: Inside the Lives of Nannies, the Parent They Work For, and the Children They Love."

"Just Like Family" by Tasha Blaine is at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20th at the Avid Reader, 1600 Broadway, Sacramento. Information: (916) 441-4400.

Batwa People A foothills doctor and missionary is back home for a few months from his work as medical director of a hospital in Uganda. Since 2000, Dr. Scott Kellerman and his wife Carol have been involved with the Batwa people near what's known as the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. In 2003, they opened the Bwindi Community Hospital. We'll talk with Kellerman about his work.

Monday, June 15, 2009